McLaren reveals new orange livery for F1posted in F123 | 02 | 2018

    McLAREN, AS WE PREDICTED earlier in the week, has unveiled its 2018 MCL33 sporting an all-orange bodywork with a black halo device. (Related: McLaren hints at orange livery)

    The car, which will be driven by Fernando Alonso and Stoffel Vandoorne, will make its first public appearance at next week’s first pre-season test at Barcelona. It will though hit the track in a private session at the Navarra circuit in Spain later today, as McLaren uses part of its filming day allocation.

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    The move to a largely papaya-orange livery will please many fans who felt last year's switch to an orange-and-black design was not close enough to the colours used by founder Bruce McLaren in the team's early years in F1.

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    The colour scheme is similar to that used by Alonso when he drove a McLaren-branded Andretti entry in the Indianapolis 500 last year. Significantly though, the 2018 F1 car features elements of blue — as used on McLaren's early F1 and later CanAm cars — on the front wing, rear wing and engine cover fin.

    Related: Red Bull F1 unveils 2018 RB14

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    Jim McGill

     

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